World Cup scores, results, schedule: Messi and Argentina stunned, Croatia and France wins highlight Day 8

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Day 8 of the World Cup is done, and Argentina might be as well. Lionel Messi and company were shocked and destroyed by Croatia, 3-0, thanks to goals from Ante Rebi, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic. In the second game of the day, France held on to a 1-0 win over Peru to eliminate Los Ticos from reaching the knockout stage. France and Croatia became the third and fourth teams, respectively to reach the knockout stage. Here's everything you need to see and know.

Thursday's final World Cup scores

Argentina suffers a crushing blow

Lionel Messi didn't have a chance and Argentina was destroyed by Croatia 3-0. The win puts the Croatians into the next stage, while the two-time World Cup champs are looking at an early exit. And you won't believe how the winning goal was scored. Argentina fans, look away:

France clinches

Didier Deschamps' team was outplayed by Peru but managed a 1-0 win thanks to a history-making goal from Kylian Mbappe. Putting Olivier Giroud up top paid off as his shot set up the lone goal, and the team is now into the round of 16 with six points in Group C.

Denmark wastes golden chance, Australia still alive

Denmark would be through to the round of 16 had it beaten Australia, but a second-half penalty kick canceled out Christian Eriksen's opener as they drew 1-1. Denmark stays on four points, while Australia still has a chance to jump them with two. 

What's it all means

In Group D, Croatia has six points and sits pretty in first place. It could win the group if Iceland and Nigeria draw on Friday. So we're down to three teams fighting for one spot. Argentina and Iceland with have one point, and Nigeria is at zero. Iceland can inch closer to the knockout stage with a victory over Nigeria on Friday. Nigeria has a chance to jump over those two teams with a win. The best news for Argentina on Friday would be Nigeria and Iceland drawing, and right behind that an Argentina win. It would give them their best chance of still getting through. You can watch Friday's match at 11 a.m. ET on fuboTV (try for free).  

Group C is nearly decided. France is through with the six points, while Denmark and Australia are still alive. Australia needs a good win and for Denmark to lose to France to have a chance, and then it is up to tiebreakers, which are explained here.

Friday's World Cup schedule

All of these matches are available on fuboTV (Try for free).     

  • Brazil vs. Costa Rica, 8 a.m. ET (Preview)
  • Iceland vs. Nigeria, 11 a.m. ET (Preview
  • Serbia vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m. ET (Preview)

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